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#1285617
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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@nafroe:
No, you are not blind and you should be skeptical.

Here is what might be the source of @hiphats information, this SoundCloud podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/mat-as-antonio-bombal/mabhollywood-on-kahi-am-and-fm-auburn-052419-aladdin-booksmart-1977-star-wars-episode-iv-a-new-hope?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

This “Matias Bombal” begins discussing the Star Wars screening at the 8:29 mark.

Here are the highlights:

Matia Bombal said:

…the folks at the Friends of the Fox Movie Classics Series are working very hard to have one of the closest possible to the original 1977 release presented there…

Mr. Bombal adds,

Matia Bombal said:

We’re going to find the closet thing we can to the original Star Wars from 1977 and that’s what we’ll show on this very special occasion. Star Wars. Episode IV. A New Hope.

That doesn’t sound like the Fox Theatre has the 1977 version, yet.

So I take this with a grain of salt.

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#1282327
Topic
The Phantom Menace - Theatrical version scanned in 4K
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Morphzero said:

Is there going to be a Grindhouse release of this?

I second that.

The Gen X’ers and Millennials, here, first saw the TPM on the big screen via 35mm prints. Despite the film’s short-comings—for me, it was the lack of humor…JarJar’s comic relief wasn’t enough—seeing those random flashes of dust-marks, and reel-change cue marks on TPM, would bring me back to a happier time at the movies.

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#1282011
Topic
AOTC score questions
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SomethingStarWarsRelated said:

What does it mean when music is “tracked”? Because, apparently there was a lot of it in this movie. I know chunks of TPM were used. And I know pieces of the actual soundtrack were not used.

Actually, the meaning that ‘tracking’ references is the practice of using music that is not written exclusively for the film that is being worked on. It can be music from other films, classical or contemporary music that has been released commercially (the film, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a good example), or even pop music–old and new.

There was a separate release of the AOTC soundtrack CD with one bonus track, "On The Conveyor Belt," that was sold exclusively by the store-chain, Target.

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#1280667
Topic
ZigZig's THE PHANTOM MENACE Theatrical reconstruction 1080p – V1.0 work in progress
Time

ZigZig said:
I have the chance to use a forthcoming 4K format scan of the original 35mm

ZigZig said:
…a Kodak 2382 lowfade in very good condition.

Perhaps it is too early to answer this, but will there be a grindhouse release–with skip-frames, random dirt-spots, and reel-change cue marks?

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#1279061
Topic
Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Dreamaster wrote the source in the very first post of this thread.

Dreamaster said:

After fighting with doing some correction by hand, I got to thinking more and more about Dr. Dre’s color tool, so I finally got up the courage to ask him for a copy, and then went and watched Williarob’s tutorial on how to use it. Around this point, Williarob sent me the Prores files for the Grindhouse project so that I can make adjustments reel by reel and work from the original source. In order to use Dr. Dre’s tool, I needed to match frames of the Grindhouse reels to identical frames from another source. I had two sources to work from, Adywan’s 1080p 1997 SE version, and Harmy’s version. I specifically looked for places where both Harmy’s and Adywan’s were as close as possible for the first pass “reel” correction of each reel. As an example, the shot I chose for Reel1 was this one:

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#1266914
Topic
STAR WARS Trilogy SE DTS Discs
Time

One of our former members, Jetrell Fo, has acquired the CD-ROM Cinema DTS discs of all the Star Wars films, I-VI, and has shared them to the community.

You may read about our usage here:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-1997-Star-Wars-Special-Edition-Trilogy-Preservation-Standards-Thread-Work-In-Progress/id/14647/page/1

and here:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-1997-DTS-CD-ROMs/id/14241/page/1

I’ve acquired them through via download from the usenet circuit in the form of an ISO disc image.

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#1262311
Topic
The GOUT Sync Thread
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arnautovic said:
Hi, friend, can you send me a PM to download these audio tracks for ESB Renegade Grindhouse v1?
I would really appreciate it.
Thanks!

You would be better-off seeking-out Dreamaster’s color regarded “Renegade Grindhouse”
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Denoise-Regrain-And-CC-of-ESB-Grindhouse/id/55093
Among the things that Dreamaster has done to the “Grindhouse” print, he has GOUT-sync’d it, so, that you can mux the audio tracks from the ESB-Despecialized edition to the 35mm release print-scan with no out-of-sync issues.

arnautovic said:

Hi,
Could you pass me these castillian audio tracks to synchronize with return of the jedi 4k83?
Thanks.

If you have the Despecialized edition of ROTJ, use the castillian audio tracks from that to mux with the 4K83.

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#1254820
Topic
RotLA: Live-to-Projection Concert Ticket Give-a-way
Time

I still have that one ticket to give away—for free—and not one member has PM’d me.

The thought occurred to me that members may feel uncomfortable PM’ing me their real names just to let me know that they’re interested in the ticket.

How about this: Just PM me that you’re interested, but don’t give me your outside name. When I PM back to the first interested person, I will, then, ask for that person’s first and last name and e-mail address, as it appears in the person’s Ticketmaster account, so, that I can do the transfer of ownership. This way, I only have one person’s real name and not several.

Will that work?

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#1254752
Topic
Star Wars Film Concert Series
Time

Those of you in or around the Indianapolis, IN area: You can get 20% off the ticket price for this SW:ANH-Live-to-Projection concert.

https://www.indianapolissymphony.org/event-detail/star-wars-new-hope?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11-8-18StarWarsPromo&utm_content=version_A&cluid=alexp1138%40gmail.com&20278

There’s a few orchestra-center seats available for that night’s concert.

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#1254450
Topic
RotLA: Live-to-Projection Concert Ticket Give-a-way
Time

I know it’s short notice but I’m giving away a ticket for Raiders of the Lost Ark: Live-to-Projection concert featuring the American Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Izcaray, at the Royce Hall-UCLA. Los Angeles, CA for this Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4pm.

https://aysymphony.org/2018/09/21/raiders/

The “ticket” is a downloading PDF that you would have to print yourself. Ticketmaster handled the ticket sales on behalf of the AYSO. According to Ticketmaster’s policy, I would have to transfer the ownership of the ticket to a member with a Ticketmaster account. So, I would need to have the name and e-mail address of that member with the Ticketmaster account to do the transfer. If I’m successful at that, you’ll receive an e-mail notification from Ticketmaster that there’s a ticket for you and you would have to log-in to your Ticketmaster account to get it.

At this time, please SEND ME A PM if you’re interested and I’ll respond to one of you.

When you have your ticket, I can’t tell you what you can do with it, but I hope that you won’t resell it and, instead, just go to the concert and enjoy yourself.

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#1251349
Topic
The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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alexp120 said:

As a form of self-torture–watching a partial of a print that I’ll never see as a whole, I’ve sync’d both the 5.1 Cinema DTS and the 6.1 DTS ES sound mixes to Reel 5 and watched them on my 51.5 inch screen TV.

Here is a folder of these DTS bitstreams sync’d-up to Reel 5. All the streams have been edited to fit this reel, as it is missing 14 frames—not counting the first and last shots of the reel.

https://fex.net/376695969795 (now, deleted)
Note: Since the MKV file that RU.08 provided us is set at 24fps and the DTS bitstreams are sync to 23.976 fps content, the mkv file has to be formatted from 24 fps to 23.976fps before muxing.

By chance, I went to the said link and I noticed that the file size of each file reads ‘0.’ So, if any of you have downloaded these files and found nothing in the .dts contaniers, I apologize for that.

Here is the new link for these files, that totals 607MB

https://fex.net/687220727885

Funny how none of you called me out on it, earlier. Oh, well.

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#1250004
Topic
The Phantom Menace on 35mm
Time

RU.08 said:

Poita said OK so here it is-

https://we.tl/t-eyzjTRA6Nq
https://we.tl/t-QbGtJE4xya
https://we.tl/t-uJp2DkyP3u

1080p at bluray bitrate. It’s 7-zipped with no password and a checksum file in case you get a bad part.

The MKV file is labeled…

 tpm r5

I thought it was Reel 5, but it’s actually Reel 6.

Here is a visual breakdown of the reels. Left picture=First shot of the reel. Right picture=Last shot of the reel.
Reel 1

Reel 2

Reel 3

Reel 4

Reel 5

Reel 6

Reel 7

I’ve based this information on the CinemaDTS discs. Each .AUD file represents a reel. The file is labeled “R1T5” for Reel 1, “R2T5” for Reel 2, etc. I listened to a snippet of the beginning and end of each audio file, opened the theatrical-cut video file and identified the audio within the video file by the aid of the running time of each .AUD audio file.

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#1249754
Topic
The Phantom Menace on 35mm
Time

As a form of self-torture–watching a partial of a print that I’ll never see as a whole, I’ve sync’d both the 5.1 Cinema DTS and the 6.1 DTS ES sound mixes to Reel 5 and watched them on my 51.5 inch screen TV.

Here is a folder of these DTS bitstreams sync’d-up to Reel 5. All the streams have been edited to fit this reel, as it is missing 14 frames—not counting the first and last shots of the reel.

https://fex.net/376695969795 (Now deleted. See my 21-Oct-2018 post, below)
Note: Since the MKV file that RU.08 provided us is set at 24fps and the DTS bitstreams are sync to 23.976 fps content, the mkv file has to be formatted from 24 fps to 23.976fps before muxing.

After viewing it, the colors do look faded, but having watched films in my youth during the 1970 through the 1990s, that is common. I haven’t seen TPM in a long while and my last viewing was the Blu Ray, so watching this grindhouse version with digital surround sound was refreshing.

If I were given one wish of another scene to keep from that print, it would be the first 10976 frames, (approximately—to consider missing frames) of reel 4 which would be the latter end of the pod race sequence. Yes, the sequence would be incomplete, but it would be the bulk of the scene and I would be grateful for that.
(EDIT: Yes, I am referring to the Theatrical Cut, not the extended Blu Ray cut)

The first shot that appears in Reel 4 would look like this:

Scanning could stop at this shot:

After this transitional-wipe shot:

Having that said scene and Reel 5 would keep me happy until a better print comes along. For me, enjoying these select scenes would be like an HD equivalent to those home Super 8mm, condense versions of Star Wars and ESB from Ken Films.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Online-8mm-Preservations/id/13949

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-on-Super8/id/15797/page/15

There are some other ways that us, members, can use these incomplete scans:
• As a christening for a newly-purchased home theater system, with those audio bitstreams sync’d-up
• As material to further ones skills in film restoration.

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#1248864
Topic
Adventures of Luke Skywalker LP
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This community has made preservations of these “story of Star Wars…” LP albums. You can read them here:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/MoveAlongs-The-Story-of-TESB-The-Adventures-of-Luke-Skywalker-Complete/id/6953/page/8

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Story-Of-LPs-The-Definitive-Collection/id/13098

You can listen to this album right now, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XL9OEqmGfk&t=904s

What’s significant about this album is that it contains portions of an alternative sound mix for a cut of the film that was shown during the film’s first few weeks of release that began in May 25, 1980. known here in the community as the 70mm cut, as that was the format that was presented during that period. It would have lines and alternative delivery of lines that would later be removed and replaced in a slightly extended cut of the film that began playing in theaters on June 18th, 1980.

Among them, (that is, the ones I caught) were:

Luke’s line to R2D2: “You’re lucky to get out of there.” Later replaced by “You’re lucky you don’t taste very good.”

Lando’s alternative delivery: “We’ll find Han. I promise.”

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#1242862
Topic
Star Wars Film Concert Series
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alexp120 said:

How would you like a big-screen, marathon viewing of ANH, ESB, and ROTJ at a concert hall, where the entire music scores for each film is performed live, on stage, by a symphony orchestra…

…and all in one day?

Well, on July 29, some lucky folks in Tokyo, Japan can have that.

A member from the jwfan.com forum made this post about the said concert:

mrploddy said

Hi all,

Just thought I’d pop on to say I was at the special 3 films in 1 day Star Wars performance in Tokyo.

As someone who has been a long time lover to be able to hear all 3 scores live for the first time in 1 day was a magnificent moment.
For the most part the orchestra were heros and the sound produced fitted the cues I know so well. The only criticism points I could have were -

The Ewok sound effect music wasn’t perfect

There was no “choir” effect for the Emperor’s throne room

But apart from that especiall the Cloud City part of ESB was spectacular.

The Orchestra got a loud 5 minute standing ovation at the end for obvious reasons - 10 hours of performance in 1 day.

-mrploddy

and this:

mrploddy said

Started 11am finished at 09:45pm at night.

The tickets were 32,000 yen and sold out very quickly - they had a special credit card sized ticket - proper embossed like a store card which you put in to a lanyard to make it easy for readmission in the mad rush to get food.

20 minute breaks at the half way points of the film and 90 minute breaks between films.

A recipe for sore posterior.

Not something I was interested in but they were selling a special LP version of A New Hope - is that being sold in the west or Japan only?

More photos and info about the concert can be found here:

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#1234983
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
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I’ve not burned the DVDiso to a disc.

However, when I opened it or, mount it, via the free third party software, Virtual CloneDrive, it created a faux BD drive exclusively for the ROTP disc, it immediately opened the file, and out on my screen popped the menu. Through the menu, I was able to select the videos (reel 1, reel 2, etc.) just by moving my cursor to the title I want and double-click it.

Great job on the DVD.